Distinguished Science of Learning Fellow
Emily Coderre, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Science of Learning Post-doctoral Fellow in the Division of Cognitive Neurology/Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the School of Education. Emily's research focuses on how language is processed in the brain, specifically on how language affects cognitive function and how experience and neuropathology affect language processing. In her postdoctoral work at Johns Hopkins she is using measures of cognitive function and brain connectivity taken from electroencephalography (EEG) to understand language deficits in autism. From this understanding she aims to use transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a non-invasive brain stimulation technique, to target atypical neural connectivity and subsequently improve language functions in individuals with autism. Emily's research with the Science of Learning Institute, a partnership between the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology and School of Education, combines an empirically-validated literacy program with tDCS to improve reading comprehension in individuals with autism.